Category Archives: Mental health

This Comes With 40

I have written about turning 40 before. When I actually turned 40. That was more than two years ago. And my perspective has changed–slightly but significantly. Slowly, I’ve become less concerned with the opinions others hold of me, and terribly … Continue reading

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The Options

Tonight I have been thinking of women I know and like. Some are fighting cancer, several are going through a life-changing heartbreak, and one recovering from major, major surgery. And each is hardly complaining, although each could be shouting from … Continue reading

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The Deal We Get

Before long we learn, in this life, that we are not here forever. We learn through the changing of seasons, the loss of our pets in childhood, the death of a loved one. We get no guarantee of numbers. So … Continue reading

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It Is Too Much With Us

William Wordsworth wrote his sonnet, The World Is Too Much With Us, in 1802 out of anger with the increased materialism of his time. While the frustration is of a different source and of a different moment, it was a … Continue reading

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This Is Not a Thanksgiving Post

I am not good at sharing emotions on demand. Or under expectation. I woke up in a bad mood this morning knowing I’d have the three kids alone most of the day. And I had to prepare for guests. And … Continue reading

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Our Room With a View

Following Superstorm Sandy–the monster that devastated much of the east coast, killing more than 100 people in the United States, we spent nine days in three different hotels. Our apartment building lost all utilities as its basement filled with salt … Continue reading

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To My New Mom Self

You will lose the weight. I know it’s been six weeks and you still can’t get your khakis over your knees. But you will lose the weight. You will be wearing maternity clothes for a while. Maybe longer than other … Continue reading

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How I Do Okay

Someone asked me how I manage to feel “okay.” This was in the context of talking about depression, feeling overwhelmed with three young kids, my husband’s extreme work schedule, and my own work with demanding deadlines. You know–just another conversation … Continue reading

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